The Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute
At Bay Area Regional, we are committed to providing exceptional care and making a difference in people's lives through our Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute. The bariatric and weight loss specialists work together to help you reach your goals and increase your quality of life.
Weight Loss Options at Bay Area Regional:
- Gastric Sleeve
- Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
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Why Lose Weight and Gain Life?
Research has shown that weight-loss, or bariatric surgery is the most successful treatment for obesity and its related diseases. With weight-loss surgery, you will lose weight, but there is so much more that you will gain. Your physical function and appearance will improve. You will also experience a significant improvement, and sometimes remission, of diseases such as:
- type 2 diabetes
- metabolic syndrome
- dyslipidemia and other cardiovascular diseases
- sleep apnea
- venous insufficiency
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
Find a Bariatric Surgeon
Bariatric surgeons on the medical staff at Bay Area Regional have the education and experience to care for your specific needs. View the physicians who are credentialed to provide bariatric surgery at Bay Area Regional.
Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Surgery
Your insurance may cover weight loss surgery. Insurance does not cover the gastric balloon at this time. Typically, insurance companies have specific requirements to qualify for surgery. Below is a general guide for insurance coverage. Our team is happy to verify your insurance and review your qualifications with you.
- BMI below 35
- Self-Pay - Insurance will not pay for your surgery.
- BMI 35 to 40 with at least one co-morbidity
- Examples of co-morbidities: coronary artery disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, gastric reflux, or diabetes. Sleep studies are usually performed also.
- BMI over 40
- No co-morbidity necessary.
Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Our goal at Bay Area Regional is to not only help you lose the weight but also improve your health, prevent the possibility of developing other diseases and increase your quality of life. By having bariatric surgery, you will lose weight, and you need to be prepared for the lifestyle change for the journey ahead. When you partner with the team at Bay Area Regional, we will support, encourage and educate you along the way, because your success is our success.
Support and Care After Surgery
Weight loss surgery is a lifestyle change. We have found that having a support network is key to success. Our support groups will help you with coping with the new changes in your life, choosing foods that fit your new lifestyle, cooking healthier, shopping for clothes to complement your new body, treating yourself with respect and love, and offer encouraging words to live a happier life.
Questions About Weight Loss Surgery?
Terri Corbett, R.N., C.B.N.
Bariatric Services Coordinator
Lindsay Hughes, M.S., R.D.N., L.D., C.D.E.